Responding to additional allegations filed on July 14 by the Court of Judicial Discipline, Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw has requested that the amended complaint, which alleges that he presided over cases in which his own attorney was representing a client in those matters, be dismissed.
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A Pennsylvania magistrate judge has denied watching pornographic videos in his chambers in a response to ethics charges brought last month by the state’s Judicial Conduct Board.
In a filing Wednesday with the state’s Court of Judicial Discipline, Monroe County Magisterial District Judge Michael R. Muth said that he never openly viewed explicit videos, but he did acknowledge occasionally looking at photographs of naked women on a personal computer in chambers that was not hooked up to the internet.
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Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Jack Panella has stepped down as chief judge of the state's Court of Judicial Discipline ahead of his four-year term on that court ending in September.
Panella, a Palmer Township resident, gave up the post, which he held for more than a year, because his tenure was nearly over and the court had a scheduled meeting at which the change could be made, he said Thursday morning.
Read more from Lehigh Valley Live.
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